$10 million in La Crosse tornado damage
LA CROSSE, Wis. — La Crosse sustained nearly $10 million in damage from an EF2 tornado that hit Sunday evening,
according to estimates released Tuesday.
Wisconsin Emergency Management says the tornado caused more than $5.8 million to homes in La Crosse, $3.6 million to
businesses and $30,000 in damage and costs to public roads and facilities.
New numbers show 143 homes and businesses were damaged in La Crosse.
The tornado had winds in excess of 120 miles per hour and left a damage path more than two miles long through La
Crosse’s south side.
Monroe County had two confirmed tornados – an EF2 near Tomah and an EF1 in Sparta. Emergency officials did not
provide dollar amounts for the damage, but 113 homes and businesses were damaged.
Green Lake County also had two EFO tornados Sunday.
The tornados caused nearly $15 million in damaged in western Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker toured damage in La Crosse
Monday, and said the state will offer support to those affected.
Emergency officials say federal aid is unlikely. In order to qualify, state and local resources would need to be
exhausted, and damages would need to exceed $25 million.
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